“Inside Out” The Movie – Sadness to the Rescue

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I got to watch the movie “Inside Out” on DVD this Friday night with my church family.

Spoilers ahead- read at your own risk.

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The story is of 5 personified emotions inside a young girl’s mind and how they tackle new challenges the girl, Riley, faces when she moves to a new city with her family. The aim of the 5 emotions – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger & Disgust is to Continue reading ““Inside Out” The Movie – Sadness to the Rescue”

5 Things Bachelors & Husbands Have in Common!

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Yesterday I lambasted my wife over the phone. She was handling our child who was unwell and could not see why I had to work late that day. In response to her demand that I come home early, I downloaded upon her the misery of a heated argument.

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I don’t say this with pride. I wish I had tears of sorrow that Jesus had for my sin. Instead, I was blasting the most beautiful person in the world I know, while she was toiling faithfully, handling a crank-athon infant and bearing pummeling construction noises from next door. Instead of displaying our beautiful Lord Jesus in my words, I had decided to send across some verbal pummeling.

Lack of compassion for women & misuse of authority is just one thing we husbands have in common with our unmarried tribe-members, the bachelors. Continue reading “5 Things Bachelors & Husbands Have in Common!”

Academic Dishonesty- Why Do We All Cheat?

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A recent article in the Indian Express reminded me of a common practice from my school & college days – cheating during examinations.

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You might be thinking of the much-publicized image of parents & other helpers climbing to 3rd and 4th storeys of an examination building to help students cheat during matriculation exams in a district in Bihar; an image that renewed India’s subscription to the ignominy of being known for blatant cheating. But the news article I am referring to is not about Bihar; it’s about some school students in Delhi. Continue reading “Academic Dishonesty- Why Do We All Cheat?”

Six Asinine New Year Resolutions for 2016

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Asinine means donkey-like. Stupid.

Come 2016 & at least those of us who are not too dejected have made our new year resolutions. Two weeks into the year, have you already felt the pinch of failure that has dented your confidence?

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Hopefully you have made reasonable resolutions.

Here’s a look at some common & uncommon resolutions that are dumb, because they’re unattainable. But it’s interesting how so many of us resolve to live and behave as if these resolutions are true and are goals that are totally worth it.

Get ready for some resolution bubble-bursting!

Resolution 1: “To land my dream job in 2016”.
In one sense, a lot of people will get jobs this year- by hook or crook- that they desperately wanted to be in. In that sense, yes, yes many will get their “dream jobs”. But to get there, we will have bought into the devil ‘s delusion that this new job will keep us permanently happy, will give us a sense of fulfillment each week, where we won’t feel like leaving- EVER!

What wishful thinking! Jobs were never designed to make us happy. in the first place. The last I remember, God in response to mankind’s rebellion cursed our first ancestor that he would work by the sweat of his brow to earn his bread (Gen 3:17-19). Continue reading “Six Asinine New Year Resolutions for 2016”